James “Jimmy” Upton Sides, Jr.

Funeral services for James “Jimmy” Upton Sides, Jr., 72, of Greenville will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Jimmy was born in Cleveland, MS, and graduated from Greenville High School in 1971. He loved playing softball, bowling, hunting, fishing, and golfing with family and friends. He also enjoyed racing with his brother until his later years. Jimmy enjoyed working with the public in his sales career and never met a stranger. He spent most of his life in the Delta and after retiring he and Sandra moved to Kosciusko five years ago and built their cabin in the woods. He was a devoted family man.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Upton Sides, Sr., and Ethel Frances Otts Sides, brother-in-law, Dr. Tommy Johnson, mother-in-law, Alta Blessing Johnson, and father-in-law, Gerald Johnson.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra Johnson Sides; two sons, Jared (Jana) Sides and Clarke (Allan) Bishop; brother, Johnny (Shirley) Sides; grandchildren, Bailee Sides, Karson Sides, and Jack Sides; brothers-in-law, Brent (Jeanie) Johnson and Tony (Bettye) Johnson; sister-in-law, Nan Johnson; a host of nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Zeb.

There will be a visitation from noon until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family requests condolences and flowers be sent in-care of Boone Funeral Home in Greenville or that any memorials be made to a charity of your choice.